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Royal Geographical Society (with IBG): the heart of geography
Past exhibitions
Aurel Stein and the Silk Road
Making Freedom
Rediscovering African Geographies
Seeing China
The Punjab Moving Journeys
Bombay Africans 1850 to 1910
With Scott to the Pole
From Kabul to Kandahar: 1833 - 1933
The Changing Face of the Earth
The Creative Compass
Hidden Histories of Exploration
Fashioning Diaspora Space: Moving Patterns
The legacy of the Silk Road
Trailfinders staff photography exhibition

Rediscovering African Geographies

Curated in partnership with members of London based African communities the exhibition provides a glimpse of Africa, its people, societies and relationship with the wider world through maps, photographs, objects and texts from the Society’s collection that date back to the 1300s. The exhibition raises questions and addresses misconceptions surrounding this continent to reveal an Africa that goes beyond news headlines.

Africae, described, the manners of their Habits and buildings: newly done into English’ by Jon Sudbury (London: G. Humble, 1626)

Tracing African and Caribbean family histories (PDF): Written by African and Caribbean family history expert Patrick Vernon, it provides general advice and highlights the relevance of the Society’s Collections when researching family histories.

The exhibition was funded by the Museums, Archives and Libraries Designation Development Fund. The exhibition was shown in 2011.

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